Called to Serve

Called to Serve

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Counting Down!!

Last week Jason, Nicole and Olivia were here so we all took a pic with the countdown block!! It's actually at 14 weeks now and this coming Wed, the 27th it will be 13!! Woohoo!! 

No Fun Being Sick!!

Hey Momma,

I’m glad you had such a good week! I, on the other hand, didn’t have the best of weeks last week. I woke up super sick on Wednesday. I had a fever, vomiting, bad cough, congestion, soar throat, the whole nine yards. I was under the direction of the mission nurse to be confined to the bed.

Thursday I was still sick

And Friday.

And Saturday.

Sunday I got the Ok for church and stuff, so I went to church and we tried to see a couple people, but nobody was home, so that was a bummer.

I was also upset because I had to spend money out of my personal cards for meds and stuff... I ran out of Tylenol and cold relief and nasal decongestant... it was not cheap... it was hard because I really don’t want to spend money from my personal card for the rest of my mission. Anyway..

I’m sorry I don’t have any pictures because I was in bed all week,

I did, however, have a really neat experience this week. Thursday night, I was having a real hard time. I couldn’t sleep, so I was out in the living room on our couch trying to sleep there. When sleep never came, I decided to pray. I poured out all my feelings to my Heavenly Father. I expressed my frustration with my illness, and my desire to feel better so I could get back to work. After I finished praying, I thought I heard a voice tell me to feel peace, for I am a child of God, and this trial is for my growth. 

I was humbled. I came to realize that God wasn’t forgetting about me, but was trying to help me become a better man. I know that all trials we go through are here to help us. I know God Loves us. 

That’s about it for me, I cannot wait to Skype you! Could we actually move the Skype time to 10:15? A member invited us over for breakfast and stuff and we’ll be in WiFi before I originally thought.

Love you!

Elder Snyder

A Special Experience...

Hi Everyone,
On Sunday, December 10th I was asked to go into the Primary Opening Exercises and talk to the kids ages 3-11. They do an ancestor spotlight and ask different people to do it. It was so fun. I shared with Bracken what happened:

Here's what I did in Primary on Sunday. I posted it on our ward Facebook page so the parents could see. I thought you would like to see it too. When I first got there I showed them a picture of you and asked them who you were and they all said "He's a Missionary!!!" It was the cutest thing ever!! 

I was asked to give an ancestor spotlight today in Primary during opening exercises. I chose to talk of Deryl's mom's brother, Glenn Rowley. He passed away at a young age, almost 8 years old. He was the youngest of 6 kids and brought so much joy, love, life and a little mischief into their lives. When our Bracken was born everyone said how much he reminded them of Glenn. Bracken has that same personality and spark in his eyes as Glenn did. After talking with the kids I told them even though Glenn lived a short life on Earth, he did great things, like being kind, making his family laugh and enjoying life. I also told them I know Glenn is doing missionary work right now in the spirit world, just like our Bracken is doing here on the Earth. I reminded the kids even though they are young they can influence those around them like Glenn did. I then asked the kids what they can do to bring joy into their families. Your kids thought of such sweet things like being nice, doing chores, making their families laugh and being good examples just to name a few. I love the Primary and I'm so glad I got to visit today. Thank you Primary Presidency for asking me to come and giving me the opportunity to think of our ancestors. Attached are pictures of Glenn and Bracken about the same age as each other. I hope you all have the chance to go in and share about your ancestors. What a blessing it is to know they live and we will see them again one day. <3

December 12th

Hey Mom!

I’m glad to hear your week went good! My week was long, but it was definitely very good. We had a lot of stuff happen, and we’re excited to see what happens this week.

I got your package yesterday. I put all the Christmas presents underneath our little Christmas Tree. I can’t wait to Skype you in two weeks!! I’m so excited!! Does 10:45am my time work for you? We have an hour to Skype this time!!

Alright, my week.

Last Tuesday we had MLC (mission leadership council) in Eugene. We actually drove to Medford on Monday night and stayed the night with Elder Clark and Richmond. It was so fun to see those Elders again. We had a great time catching up with those Elders.

We met with the Medford and Central Point ZLs and drove the Medford ZLs van up to Eugene. MLC was a very good meeting. We discussed with all the ZLs, the assistants,  president Orton and his counselors, and Sister Orton. It was amazing! We made plans and set goals as to becoming a more Christlike mission and how we can develop more Christlike obedience in the mission.

After MLC we drove back down to Medford, we got dinner there, then headed home to Klamath. We got home about 10:30

Wednesday was fun, we had service at treasures, a thrift shop, then we went out finding. We ended the day out with Correlation with our ward mission leader in Klamath 1st.

Thursday we had weekly Planning, then we went to help a lady in the Ward insulate her water pipes. It was super fun! She took us to a Vietnamese restaurant after. Thursday night was super fun! We went to the parade that Klamath has each year and as a Zone we passed out hot chocolate. It was freezing outside, which helped people appreciate the hot chocolate!

Friday and Saturday were pretty normal. Nothing really happened that is worth mentioning.

Sunday we went out to the Chiloquin Branch for church. It was so fun! That branch loves the missionaries and loves the work. They just got a few new new move ins. They also have a bunch of people that moved up here from Riverside, CA, but none seemed to know Jason.

Monday was interviews! My interview with President Orton was awesome. I love that man. He is so inspired. We talked about my time left on a mission, and helped me make plans to keep working hard. We came to the realization that my time is so short.. but I know that it will be worth working hard to the end.

I love serving in Klamath. There is an Airforce base here in Klamath, and as I compose this email I can here the 
F-15s flying around doing training and it looks as if they’re just having a good time! The people here are great too... just so loving and happy.

I also want to say that I know this church is Christ’s Church once again established on the earth. Elder Call and I were talking about the Restoration at dinner the other night, and it hit me how thankful I am that God Loves us so much that he restored his church back to the Earth. I know God is real, and I know Christ is real. The power of Christ’s Atonement is so amazing. It really is the only way to find true peace in this life and eternal life in the world to come.

That was my week! I love you so much! 

Elder Snyder

December 4th

Hi Mom
I’m glad to hear you had a good week. Glad to see that Elise having a good time marching in parades. I really enjoyed marching in those parades, even though it was super super hot every year.

I’m happy dad got to stay home for a bit, I know it’s really hard when he travels a lot. But I’m glad after this trip he gets to stay home for the rest the year.

I’m happy that you got to go to the temple on Friday and got to see all the missionaries there. That’s super exciting that you got to see Elder Goddard there. I’m glad that he recognized you and has come out of his shell over the last two years. The mission kind of does that to you ha ha Ha.

My week has been super fun. We were able to get a lot done, and see a lot of good things happen. We had quite a few lessons and were able to teach a lot. Missionary work is a lot more fun when we get to teach people about Christ, even if it is just on doorsteps.

One thing that was pretty funny this week was at district meeting somebody called the church and my companion picked up the phone and the lady on the other end of the line told us that she wanted to meet with the missionaries and get baptized. We got her address and thought that she was in our area so we set an appointment up to meet her later that night. The two things we realized when we showed up the address was to a mental health facility, and that the address was not in our area. We decided to have the lesson anyway, and it turns out that the lady had schizophrenia but wanted to meet with missionaries anyway. Right after the lesson, we called the elders who cover that area and let them know that our referral was actually in their area and that they will be teaching somebody in the mental health facility.

It also snowed here in Klamath, which is super fun, but also extremely cold. We are super lucky though because we have a car! I still can’t decide if I really like the snow or if I really hate it. While it is really fun to have snowball fights with the other elders, it’s also super cold and when you get wet from the snow it’s super miserable.

On Sunday we went to the Keno branch (we cover that branch as well as Klamath 1st Ward) and it was super fun! Their building doesn’t have a cultural hall, or even pews! They just have folding chairs! It was so fun!! The branch there is super welcoming and I felt at home.

To answer your question, I did get the Thanksgiving package. It was super helpful!! For Christmas all I really need is warm clothes or money to buy warm clothes (like long underwear and undershirts) and such like that. I ended up getting a pair of winter boots from Walmart for when it snows.. it gets super cold and snowy/icy here. I’m also thinking about getting clips for the bottom of my shoes that have metal studs on them to keep me from slipping and falling on ice. I’ve already had that happen and I was super mad! 😂😂

I love you so much! Thanks for everything!! Oh, I’m so happy Elise invited a friend to the fast and feast!! That is so cool!! I hope it turns into him coming to church more often!

Have a great day! I love you!!

Elder Snyder 

November 27th

Hey Momma,

My week was super good! My new companion is so awesome!! We’ve been having a great transfer so far and I have a feeling we’ll continue to do so.

Thanksgiving was so good! We ate dinner with two families and were treated really well. I’m so thankful to be here!

I did get the package! Thank you so much!! I bought a pair of winter boots with them... it gets cold and snowy here, so I figured it was a smart investment. I decided I’m not going to fix my IPad in field. There isn’t a place here in Klamath that will fix my iPad... but for Christmas some thermal underwear might be good, especially for my legs.

I’m glad that you had a fun time in Utah! I’m super sad I wasn’t there. We did teach a bunch of lessons this week! It was super awesome! We also have two people on date! Yay! I’ve met them and they are super cool!

Being a Zone Leader is super cool! I love working with these wonderful elders, and working more with President Orton. I’m definitely going to learn and grow so much this transfer.

I didn’t take any pictures this week... we haven’t had any time, and I was trying to get settled in to my new area. I’ll definitely get lots of pictures next week!

I love you so so much mom! I’m so happy to hear from you!

This week I was thinking about Alma 32 verse 27

“27 But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words.”

I love how Alma uses the work experiment. Sometimes, we have a hard time developing belief or faith in Christ because we haven’t had any experience with Him. Alma, however, invited us to experiment upon the word, and later in the chapter promises experience in the gospel. If we try out God, and follow his commandments, a testimony will come.

Love you mom!

Elder Snyder

I told Bracken, "what, no pics?!...then send me a selfie at least." Must be careful what I ask for! ;) Here's what he sent:

We were at 4th wards apartment and made lunch with them.

Monday, November 27, 2017

November 20th Transfer Day!


I’m getting transferred today. I’m going to Klamath Falls 1st Ward and I’m going to be a zone leader. My new companions name is Elder Call, but I haven’t met him yet. It’s going to be a busy day so I’ll let you know when I get to Klamath.

It’s going to be super cold in Klamath... with snow... getting me prepared for those Utah winters!!

I love ya! Talk to you later!

Elder Snyder

Later that day:
I made it to Klamath! Here are my pictures from today:

Burgers in the middle of nowhere

Snow at the top of the pass to Medford 

Me and Coleton Overman

Friday, November 17, 2017

November 13, 2017 and on FACEBOOK!

Hi Momma!

Before I get into more details, the Oregon Eugene Mission is now on Facebook. You can friend me if you’d like! Communication rules are still the same, but I’ll be posting things on Facebook that you’ll be able to like and share with others that might need an uplift.

Okay, my week has been crazy as well!! We had Zone Conference this week in Grants Pass! It was so fun to go back up there! During Zone Conference we went over the new Facebook initiative. It was so crazy! The work is changing and I’m so excited to be apart of it. This is going to be the way that we can flood the earth with uplifting messages about Jesus Christ.

We also were trained on how to be more effective, obedient, loving missionaries. I’m excited to implement these into my missionary work. After Zone Conference, I got permission to go to Mark and Jamie Hasting’s house for a bit. I only had 15 or so minuets to talk to them, but it was so worth it. Jamie got baptized not to long ago, and Mark just received the Melchizedek Priesthood. It was so great to catch up with them.

We spent Thursday night in Medford due to the weather. It was winter driving conditions, and it was super dark... President Orton gave us permission to stay the night and drive back on Friday. We were able to stay for New Missionary Training Friday morning as well. That was good because Elder Smith would have had to Skype in if we were down in Yreka, and that is just no fun.

Let’s see... I don’t think I have much else to report on. Mark and Megan have been out of town for the past week, but they finally got back home yesterday. We are going to teach Mark tomorrow, so that’s good.

This is the last week of the transfer! I won’t know what’s going to happen until Friday or Saturday.

Also, bad news... my iPad screen is kinda broken. No, I didn’t drop it. It’s not cracked. There is something behind the screen that is going out.. the bad news is the church won’t fix it, and the iPad is out of warranty. It’s going to need a new digitizer, which means a whole new screen. It’s going to have to come out of my own pocket as well... maybe for Christmas instead of getting me anything, could you help me out with that? I’m not sure how much it’s going to cost but I imagine it’s going to be expensive. If not, that’s okay. I have enough saved that I’ll be just fine. I’m waiting until after Transfers to investigate further.

I’m glad Elise is having fun and is doing well. I also am glad she’s spending some time around the temple. That is such a great place to be.

Sounds like dad gets to be home this week and is off next week. That is good... it stinks he is gone all the time.

Before I go I just want you to know I this church is Christ’s Church. Christ lives. He loves us. He wants us to be happy, and we can find lasting happiness through him. I know, because I feel that happiness in my life.

I love you mom! Thanks for everything you do! 

Elder Snyder 

I was able to send Bracken a quick email telling him our neighbors just got him a visa gift card. This was before we even new his Ipad was broken! He was so grateful that they did that and will help so much with that repair cost. It will be there soon as we stuck it in his latest in package I mailed on Tuesday. :) 

November 6, 2017

Hey Mom :)

Happy Birthday! I wish I could have been home to celebrate your birthday... but by your next birthday I’ll be off my mission and I’ll be able to be in more contact with you :)

I’m glad your birthday was fun and you are having a good time with everything. Bonefish Grill is so good! I haven’t had anything so good in a while. Not much good to eat down here.

I’m glad you had Tuba Breakfast! That’s so fun! I can’t wait to see those kids again, they were my favorite. They made me laugh so much when I was a senior!!

My week was crazy! On Monday we carved pumpkins after we came in for the night. We spent the night telling scary stories and stuff for the night before Halloween.

On Tuesday we had a lesson with Coleton. It was awesome! We read Moroni 10 with him and asked him how he felt when he read the chapter. He said he felt the spirit and that was super cool!! Coleton is a L/A member, but he really wants to get back into church. It makes me so happy when we meet with him because we get to see the progress he makes. Elder Smith and I made ribs all day to celebrate Halloween. It was awesome.

Wednesday! Etna day!! We went Down and visited Renee and helped her on her property. I’m not sure if I’ve told you but Renee is the cousin of Mary, the recent convert from Oakridge. For dinner on Wednesday we went to Relief Society Dinner we were invited to by the Etna Ward. It was so fun! They were so welcoming and friendly. The members there want full time missionaries so bad, I asked President Orton if he needs to open an area to look into opening Etna.

Thursday. Thursday we had interviews with President Orton. That was so good! We talked about the work, and how things are going. I love President Orton so much. He is such an inspired man. After interviews we went to do Exchanges in Medford 6th Ward. Those Elders are awesome! Elder Richmond is from Southern California and is in his 3rd transfer, while Elder Clark is in his first transfer and is from Utah. They are both super funny and are good good Elders.

Friday was District Meeting. We did Exchanges with the Zone Leaders after DM. That was great as well. The Elders are super cool and are hard working. I definitely learned a lot from them.

On Saturday we ended our exchange with the ZLs, ate lunch up in Medford, then got back to work in Yreka. We hit the ground running trying to find people to teach.

Sunday was stake conference for us. It was a great meeting; the talks were all about missionary work. I loved all the testimonies of missionary work. After, we had lunch with members, then went out to try and find people to teach. We also went to Coleton’s to set up a lesson, then went to go visit some L/A and part member families.

That about wraps up my week. I love you mom! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I miss you so much! Only 20 weeks to go! It’s so exciting!! Thanks for supporting me in this. I pray for you as well.

I love you!

Elder Snyder
Our pumpkins. Mine is the upside-down one.

My ribs! I’ll have to make a rack of ribs for everyone when I get home. My rub recipe is amazing, and I can cook some killer ribs...

Us today at the Sivulas. It’s super. Cold out so.... hence the hat

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

October 30th

Hey Mom!

I’m doing well :) I loved getting that picture of me! I remember when you took that picture! I sure loved playing in the dirt... guess somethings don’t change... hahaha
This is the picture I sent...that's what he gets for not sending me any pics of himself this week! ;)

Not much to report on today. Friday We went to District Meeting in Medford. It was good! Everyone said the lesson went well, so that made me happy. By the time we got back from Medford, it was time to go out to dinner. They lived far away, so that took up the majority of the day.

On Saturday we did service at the museum as they were having a big community event. It was a ton of fun! After we went over to Marks house to help him take the shingles off his roof. It was a lot of hard work, but so worth it. He took us to dinner afterwards (which we told him not to do, but he insisted) so that was awesome. We also invited him to church, which he said yes! That made us pretty happy.

Sunday! We had a great day! Mark, and our other investigator Jeff, came to church. It was awesome! They both had a great time! We had dinner with a part member family, and we had a great time! They sang us songs and played guitars for us. They were so awesome!!

That about wraps up my week. Sorry I don’t have much else to write about, I guess that’s what happens when pday is on Thursday!!

I do want to let you know that I know this gospel is true. I know that the church is Jesus Christ’s church on the earth today. The priesthood has been restored. God is speaking to man again.

I love you mom!! Thanks for everything you do!

Elder Snyder

Sorry I don’t have any pictures save one. It was a semi from Florida!

October 26th- Elder Snyder loves the Country Life!

Howdy Mom!

How are you doing today? I’m doing well!

I get to go to the Medford Temple today so I’m super excited! It’s a super small temple, but it’s going to be a good time for sure!

This last week and a half have been so awesome! So much has happened I’m not sure I’ll remember all of it!

Last week kinda flew by. Tuesday we went with Mark up to a lake for lunch and a lesson. It was awesome! They went fishing as well, so we got to watch them bring in some trout. We got to tie in fishing to the New Testament. It was fun! Now to clarify, Elder Smith and I didn’t go fishing, but we did get to help clean some of the fish.

On Wednesday to Thursday we had exchanges. Elder Atkinson and Robinson came down. It was fun! We got a lot of good work done.

On Thursday morning, however, our car wouldn’t start. The battery in it had died. We got the car jumped, and drove to a car place in Yreka. They didn’t find anything wrong the battery, they said it just went flat (but I knew better) so the vehicle coordinator told us to go up to Medford to get it looked at by the dealership. Well, you know how dealerships are.... we were there the rest of the day.

Friday was District Meeting and that went well. On Saturday nothing big happened except we got to visit with one of the Sivulas kids and their family. They took us to get ice cream so that was super fun!

Sunday! Mark came to church! We also went and visited a couple families, but nothing too big to report on that. 

Monday! Monday was fun. We got our laundry done, then we did service at the museum! After, we went and helped butcher a pig. That was so cool!! The more I’ve lived out in the country, the more I want to live out in it.

Tuesday! We did a whole lot of Tracting to find more investigators! It was good!

Wednesday was routine 

Thursday! Today! We just got done with the temple! I’ll send pictures and stuff when we get to Yreka!

Love you mom!
Elder Snyder

I got a text from the Sivula family that took Bracken to ice cream: 
I love that people look after my son :)


Pictures from the Medford Temple Trip:
Bracken and Elder Larsen

Bracken and Elder Atkinson

Bracken's Comp, Elder Smith along with Elder Atkinson and his Comp

Bracken with his zone, the Medford Zone :)

I asked Bracken to explain on this week's e-mail, but he forgot and I forgot to ask him again. I'm not sure what this water fountain was, so I looked it up an this is what I found:

Silly kid! 

Pics from the Mission

I love it when someone emails me or texts me pictures of Bracken. These were sent on October 23rd with the saying, "He is a good missionary!" ~From the Sivulas

October 23rd

Hey Mom, got some good news and some bad news.

Good news is I’m alive and doing well.

Bad news is I’m writing this email to tell you I’m not going to be able to email today. My Pday will be this Thursday because of our temple trip. I haven’t gone yet, but my Zone will go on Thursday. I’ll be sending emails on that day.

Love you mom!!

Elder Snyder

October 16th

Hi momma!

How’s it going?

We’ve had a good week, and I’m glad that you had a good week as well. I love the pictures of that cute baby!!!

I’m glad that you got to help with that service project. That’s the best thing to do. Mosiah 2:17 states 

“17 And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.”

I love doing service because it’ll help us feel closer to God. 

How are you doing otherwise? I’m sorry to hear Dad is so busy...  Once you get Elise out of the house, you and dad should go on a senior mission. It’d just be you, Dad, and the work. AND you’ll spend time together all the time. It’d be the best thing ever.

Well, my week was great! I don’t remember what happened on Tuesday, but I know that we had lots of lessons with our investigators this week. We also had a good time in Etna on Wednesday, and are looking forward to going down again this week. Good news, Elder Atkinson is coming down here for exchanges so I’ll get to see him. I’m glad he’s in my District! Elder Atkinson and Elder Robinson will help Elder Smith and I in Etna so it’ll be a blast.

On Thursday we did weekly Planning and Tracting. It was a good day. I also prepared for district meeting, and I was the rest of the day.

Friday was pretty fun. We had district meeting, and that went really well. We did a get to know you question at the beginning, then we set goals for the district, then I taught a segment which I call “faith, repentance, and commitments.“ After that we practiced extending invitations and commitments. We then did a book of Mormon read for Moroni chapter 7. It was awesome.

After district meeting, we had the zone lunch, and then we did power hour (which when we all tract in another Elders area) Then drove back to Yreka. We had a lesson with Mark, in which we invited him to come to church. He excepted, and came to church! It was awesome to see him there on Sunday.

On Saturday we did a bike day. We parked the car, and biked around Yreka all day. It was a ton of fun! But my legs are really sore because I don’t matter which direction we go it’s uphill both ways. Saturday morning we helped Mark clean his gutters, and then we helped give a blessing to one of the sisters in the ward, then we tracked it for the rest today. That sums up our day. 

Sunday was super cool because we had five non-members attend Sacrament meeting. The word was pretty stoked about that. We hope to continue to have that and more come each week so that we can increase the membership here in Yreka.

Mark (our investigator) and Megan (his member daughter) needed help moving hay bails Sunday afternoon, so we went and helped. It was a blast! We were walking trying to catch their horse, and a herd of sheep started to follow us. It was symbolic or something... hahaha😂😂

Well, that’s about it for us! We’re going to the temple on Thursday the 26th so I’m looking forward to that!

Love you mom! 

Elder Snyder

Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 9, 2017

Howdy mom!

I’m glad that you got to see Jason and his family!! I will definitely keep him in my prayers. I’m excited to see everyone so happy! I can’t wait to them when I get home!

This week has gone by so fast!! It was the last week of the transfer, so time always flies by!

Transfer News. I’m staying in Yreka with Elder Smith, AND I’m going to be a District Leader again! I’m not sure who is in my district yet, but I’m hoping Elder Atkinson and his comp are. We shall see what happens next week.

This week has gone by fast, but there is not much to report on. We tried talking to lots of people, but nothing really came of it. We didn’t find anyone new or have any real solid lessons, but the work goes on.

I do have some pictures from Etna. Fall is here, and it is beautiful. The colors are bright and the are is cool. I’m worried because it’s going to get cold here in a bit, but for now it’s really nice.

I’m up in Medford today to get some stuff and to run some errands for the mission office. It’s going to be a fun day. I get to hang out with Elder Atkinson so I’m pretty happy about that.

I don’t have much time or much else to say. I know that the church is true and that Jesus lives. 

I love you so much! I’ll have lots of stuff to talk about next week!

Elder Snyder

That goofball---I miss that boy of mine! I was thinking of him today and just want to hug him! 

October 2, 2017

Hi mom!

How’s it going?

No, we weren’t able to go help with the pig... we got too busy to go help... but we are going over to the Pollocks sometime soon! They’re the coolest aren’t they?

This week has been so great! General Conference was just the best wasn’t it?

Let’s see, this week has been pretty fun of the mill. We tracted a whole lot, and we had a lot of great lessons!! Monday and Tuesday we have nothing to report on.

Wednesday was fun! 
We went to do service cutting wood, then went out to Etna to help a lady build fences for her horses!! We were exhausted!! After that, we ate dinner at a members home down in Etna, then went out and contacted some families. We didn’t stay the night in Etna, because Thursday morning we had to drive up to Medford, so we went up to Yreka and slept there.

We had interviews with President Orton. We drove up to Medford around 8:00 to be there on time. It was so fun!! President Orton is such a great man. We had a really good interview and I’m excited to see where the mission goes in the next six months.

Friday was a fun day. We went to District Meeting with the Sivulas. We chatted about the Book of Mormon and also the Zone Conference we had a week and a half ago. After we did power hour (the whole zone Tracting in one area) then we had lunch with the Zone. After we had a few appointments and we went and did some more Tracting. It was a pretty good day. We only got told we were going to hell once!! Hahaha :)

What a great day of conference! We watch Conference with a family in Yreka. They were so nice! Since the morning session started at 9:00am our time, they had us over for breakfast. We did work between the sessions, but they invited us over to watch the other sessions with them. 

What another great sessions of conference! We watched the first session again with the same family that had us over for the Saturday sessions, then we watched the other session at the church. What a wonderful conference. I learned so much!

I am so thankful for prophets and apostles to speak to us. I’ve learned so many insights to the gospel by listening to these inspired men. Some cool stories. Remember Elder Parrella from the Seventy? He spoke in the Sunday afternoon session. He was one of the seventy that spoke to us at Zone Conference. Also, remember the talk on miracles? Where he talked about Mt. Shasta? That’s half in our mission. I’ll send you a couple pictures of it.

I love you so much. I love that book that’s blue, I know the church is true, and I’ll see you by next Conference :)

Elder Snyder

P.S. We were at the dealership and the shooting was on the news. So sad to hear... my prayers go to them.

Tell Miss Kristin I found Cheerwine!! 

I got to hang out with Elder Atkinson